The Rector writes : ‘Myself and the members of the Select Vestry are hosting a Barbecue in the Rectory Garden at 7.30pm on Friday 6th September. During the year in the Parish, we tend to organise lots of things which include our young people so this time we felt that perhaps we should have an adults only event. While the barbecue is a purely social affair and isn’t intended to raise funds for the parish, a donation of 5 euro from each adult to cover the costs of buying the meat and the wine would be much appreciated. It would also be great if everyone could bring either a salad or a dessert. I’m mentioning this a couple of weeks early so that you can put the date in your busy diaries. It will be a great opportunity to chat together and to have a look around the newly renovated Rectory garden. I ‘m looking forward to seeing you all there.’
Tea and Coffee will be served after the service in St Mary’s.
CARRIGALINE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB are holding their monthly Car Boot Sale at the Circus Field Carrigaline (next to LIDL on Crosshaven Rd.) today, Sunday 25th August . Proceeds are in aid of the Carrigaline Youth Centre Building Project. Gate open at 8.30 am for 10am start.
CHRISTIAN AID SHEEP’S HEAD HIKE this year will take place on Saturday 7th September, beginning at 11:00am at the Kilcrohane Community Centre. There are two scenic walk routes this year – a 14km (4.5-hr) walk and a 7km (2.5 hour) flat terrain walk. Where: Sheep’s Head Way, West Cork. Starts: 11.00am, Kilcrohane Community Hall, Kilcrohane Village. See posters for further details or Christian Aid Cork office on 023 88 41468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online at www.christianaid.ie/getinvolved/events/trekking/sheeps-head-walk.aspx.
SPORTS OPEN DAY Garryduff Sports Centre, Rochestown, Saturday 31st August 2—5 pm Everyone welcome to try hockey, tennis, indoor & outdoor bowls, pitch & putt, badminton, soccer, billiards. Hole in one competition, bouncy castle, bbq. Free admission.
CARRIGALINE ADULT BASIC EDUCATION SERVICE are having an open day tomorrow Monday 26th August in the Parish Centre of Our Lady & St John’s Church. Open from 10am—12pm , 2pm—4pm. There will be workshops on Family Learning to help parents, grandparents or carers of pre-school children and also a workshop on Personal Development.
Carrigaline family Support Initiative are running a 12 week Rainbows Workshop for children who have experienced loss through Divorce or Separation. This is for children aged 9 to 12 years. Thursdays 3pm-4pm beginning on Sept 19th. Venue Carrigaline Family Support Centre, Wylie House. They are Also running a Parent Plus Workshop for Adolescents . This is an 8 week course and will run from 21st Oct to 16th Dec 7.30-9.30pm. Venue Carrigaline Community School Fee €30inc Manual. Contact Rosie or Wendy @ 4919299.
THE SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT this September is offering nine short courses in areas of Health and Wellbeing, most at No Charge. Amongst others, topics include Managing Stress, Effective Communication for Better Relationships and Grief, Loss and Change. For info call 021-4666180 and speak with Geraldine or Liam.”
ORDINATION SERVICE The Revd David White will be ordained Priest in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral at 11.30am on Saturday 14th September. He will be Curate-Assistant in the Bandon Union of Parishes. All are welcome to come to the Ordination Service. We warmly welcome David to the diocese.
Confirmation Service will take place at 11am on Sunday 15th September in St John’s Church Monkstown. As parking in the churchyard is limited, please do park either down the hill , in the car park beside the Monk Inn or the car park at the Seawall and walk up to the church so as to leave the closest parking for those who find it difficult to walk. Thank you.
Aug 26th Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall
Sept 6th Parish Barbecue 7.30pm in the Rectory.
Sept 15th Parish Confirmation Service St John’s 11am
Sept 29th United Service : Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am
United Healing Service St John’s 7pm
Oct 12th Parish Supper in Canon McCrea Hall. 7.30pm
Oct 13th St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am
The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.
St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm
The Revd John Ardis preaching
Oct 30th Children’s Movie Night, 6pm St Mary’s Parish Hall
Nov 16th Parish Quiet Day. Details nearer the time.
Nov 24th Annual Gift Day in the Rectory.
Dec 20th Carrigaline Community Carols 7.30pm St Mary’s Church
Dec 22nd Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Church
Random Notes LXII
“I recently attended a gathering of the Bird family, hosted by David & Heather Bird of Ballydulea, Cobh. At the event, Heather gave us all a small booklet with a selection of family recipes which had been passed from previous generations. One of the more interesting recipe books was from Avonmore on the Great Island. This belonged to my great grandmother, Elizabeth Good. Coming up to Harvest, Heather explains the importance of the season and goes on to quote Elizabeth Good:-
“Threshings were an important part of farm life before the invention of the combine harvester. It was traditional for neighbours to all help each other as the thresher went from farm to farm. This imposed a huge burden on the farmer’s wife who had to feed the whole team with a main meal sometime after midday and serve a generous supply of tea and bread morning and afternoon. Written on the back cover of this book is a recipe for corned (salted) beef headed “Threshing 1919” – it reads as follows:-
“I got 2 tail ends of beef weighing 28 to 30 lbs. Mr Grogan put it corning on Wed. for Sat. I got it out on Sat, morning at 11 o’clock, popped it into boiling water (3 pots) was boiled beautiful (sic) for 1/4 to 2 never cut nicer meat thanks to M. Ahern. I also got a leg of mutton. 1 boiler and small pot of cabbage quite sufficient”